Category Archives: States and Regions

Al-Shabaab in Somalia: Mit militärischen Mitteln kaum zu schlagen

von Peter Dörrie Nicht einmal die Villa Somalia ist mehr sicher. Mitte Juli attackierten Kämpfer der radikal-islamistischen Al-Shabaab-Miliz das schwer bewachte Gebäude, in dem neben dem Präsidenten auch viele andere hohe Regierungsbeamte leben und arbeiten. Es war der vorläufige und … Continue reading

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Deutsche Waffen für “kurdischen Sicherheitskräfte”

Auch wenn die Deutsche Bundesregierung zur Lieferung von Waffen an die “kurdischen Sicherheitskräfte” (was damit auch immer gemeint ist; siehe auch Kamal Chomani, “Unerwartete Allianz der KRG und PKK im gemeinsamen Kampf gegen IS“, Kurdische Nachrichten, 22.08.2014) keine Zustimmung des … Continue reading

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Benny Wenda: “West Papuans are living in a prison”

by Mischa Wilmers. Wilmers is an independent journalist based in Manchester covering social justice and international affairs. He has reported from the UK and South America for the Guardian, the Independent, New Internationalist, Deutsche Welle, Huffington Post, Equal Times, the … Continue reading

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What is ISIS?

by Dr. Jack A. Goldstone. He is Hazel Professor of Public Policy, author of The New Population Bomb and co-editor of Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics. His latest book is Revolution: A Very … Continue reading

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The United States and the Chaotic Middle East

by Dr. Gawdat Bahgat. Dr. Bahgat is professor of National Security Affairs at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Study. He is an Egyptian-born specialist in Middle Eastern policy, particularly Egypt, Iran, and the Gulf … Continue reading

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Israel is Fighting a New War of Attrition

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. If anyone expected Israel’s war with Hamas to end … Continue reading

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The Korean Quandary: Defence Reform

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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Sea Control 46 & 47: Indonesia Primer & British vs. American Surface Warfare Officers

Last week, I was job-related occupied and had no time to review the newest episodes of Sea Control. Thus, I will review in this article the latest two. On 9 July 2014, the 3rd Indonesian presidential election was held. Voters … Continue reading

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Amerikas Mann in Libyen

von Peter Dörrie General Khalifa Haftar führt ein ereignisreiches Leben. Geboren um 1943, war er an zwei Revolutionen in seinem Heimatland Libyen beteiligt. Er hat für und gegen den ehemaligen Machthaber Muammar al Gaddafi gekämpft und ist heute einer der … Continue reading

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MH17 und KAL007: Warum die Welt kein Déjà-vu erlebt

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Nach dem Abschuss von Flug Malaysian Airlines MH17 über den Kampfzonen der Ost-Ukraine wurden häufiger Parallelen zu einem anderen, irrtümlichen Flugzeugabschuss gezogen: Flug Korean Airlines 007 (KAL007), der … Continue reading

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